As a soon-to-be elementary school teacher, Washington State University Tri-Cities student Jackie Gama knew she wanted to integrate her culture with her teaching experience. When she was presented with an opportunity to complete her student teaching requirement abroad, she knew she could accomplish just that.
Thanks to a strong new student class, Washington State University Tri-Cities' overall enrollment increased by 0.8% and undergraduate enrollment increased by 2%, compared to last fall. A 25.7% increase in new first-year students, a 6.6% increase for new transfer students and a 7.1% increase in new masters and doctoral students contributed to the rise in enrollment.
Students and community members seeking employment or internships will have the opportunity to meet with area employers at the Washington State University Tri-Cities career and internship fair on Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held on the WSU Tri-Cities campus in the Consolidated Information Center and the Student Union Building. Registration for both employers and participants is now open.
In a set of sharing experiments, Spanish-speaking Latino preschoolers were more likely to choose options that would be more generous to others, even over a more equal sharing choice.
Students at Washington State University Tri-Cities who are looking to serve their fellow classmates and help create positive change on campus are encouraged to submit applications to join an advisory committee. Student representation on these committees plays a pivotal role in influencing the committee's decisions by providing guidance on programs and initiatives, contributing to policy decisions, and granting students a voice in determining the allocation of their fees.
Registration for the Washington State University Tri-Cities Fall Education Summit is now open. The summit, sponsored by STCU, takes place on Oct. 14 and will feature keynote speaker Jerad Koepp (Wukchumni), 2022 Washington state teacher of the year.
Washington State University Tri-Cities’ Week of Welcome kicked off the fall 2023 semester on campus. Many updates are happening around the campus, including the announcement of several new academic programs, increased research and involvement in clean energy, and the upcoming anniversary of WSU Tri-Cities becoming a part of the WSU system.
A longtime working relationship between Washington State University (WSU) scientist Tom Collins and Jackson Family Wines has evolved into the creation of an endowed professorship that recognizes Collins’ impactful wine science research and supports WSU’s Department of Viticulture & Enology (V&E).
Noel Schulz has been appointed the inaugural director of WSU Tri-Cities' Institute for Northwest Energy Futures (INEF). Schulz’s wealth of experience and expertise in the fields of engineering and energy will be an asset for INEF as the institute helps to further establish the Tri-Cities as an energy hub for the state of Washington and the nation.
Isaac Marroquin, a master’s student at WSU Tri-Cities who served in several student leadership roles as an undergraduate, is joining the university’s Board of Regents as the next student regent.
A novel method to extract lignin could help spin wheat straw into gold. Lignin produced using the new method was color-neutral, odorless and homogenous, an advance that could make this carbon-neutral material a more viable candidate for development of high-value products.
For decades, the Auction of Washington Wines has partnered with Washington State University to fund wine science research, ensuring that faculty in the Department of Viticulture and Enology (V&E) can continue critical work on globally applicable projects.
“WSU Tri-Cities is a hidden gem,” he said. “We are located in an area that offers great opportunities without a lot of the competition that one might experience at a much larger university. And the people who work here – our faculty, administration, staff and everyone behind the scenes – are here to make sure we all succeed. We, as students, aren’t just a number or another name on the roster.”
“I am very grateful for my experience here and the people I came to know and what I have gained as a result, getting my degree was important to me, and I wanted to finish it without accruing any student loans. The feeling of completion and accomplishment and knowing that I did well is so validating.”
“Everybody here at WSU Tri-Cities is trying to help you succeed, there are a lot of resources here if you use them, and they help you out a lot. I am very happy I came here. WSU Tri-Cities has made me realize that optometry is a competitive field and I need to be a competitive applicant. I’ve definitely gotten help every time I’ve asked for it.”
“Attending WSU Tri-Cities is probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, the connections I’ve made here, the mentors I’ve had, the external family that I’ve now gained as part of the WSU Cougar community, is priceless. I couldn’t be more grateful for the amazing opportunities I’ve had and people I’ve met through my experience at WSU Tri-Cities.”